Suit against Hampton Inn alleges bug infestation

By Robert Hadley | Feb 9, 2016

MORGANTOWN — A suit filed by a Pennsylvania couple seeks damages from the Hampton Inn in Morgantown and its owners over a dispute involving an alleged infestation of insects and mites.


MORGANTOWN — A suit filed by a Pennsylvania couple seeks damages from the Hampton Inn in Morgantown and its owners over a dispute involving an alleged infestation of insects and mites.

Patti and Louis Gorga filed a lawsuit Jan. 26 in Monongalia Circuit Court against Hampton Inn Morgantown, ARC Hospitality Portfolio I HIL TRS LLC and American Realty Capital Hospitality, alleging negligence, willful and wanton disregard for the safety of the plaintiffs, recklessness and breach of contract.

According to the complaint, Patti Gorga stayed at the Hampton Inn Morgantown on during a trip on June 6, 2014, and while there was bitten by insects and mites that were in her room and that also infested her luggage. The suit says Patti Gorga received medical treatment for the bites, and the couple incurred expenses for damage repairs and extermination of insects and mites transferred to their home via her luggage.

The Gorgas seek a jury trial and economic, financial and property damages to be determined at trial. They are represented by Weirton attorneys Vincent S. Gurrera of the Gurrera Law Offices PLLC and David A. Mascio of the Mascio Law Office.

Monongalia Circuit Court case number 16-c-59

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